The Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189) is a points-tested permanent visa for skilled workers who are not sponsored by an Australian employer, family member or nominated by a state or territory.
Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189) applicants must obtain a minimum of 65 points on the point assessment.
To apply for this visa, you must submit an expression of interest (EOI) and be invited by SkillSelect.
Upon receiving an invitation to apply for this visa, you have 60 days to submit your application.
Once the Skilled Independent (Subclass 189) Visa has been granted, the visa holder and accompanying family members are are able to live, work and study in Australia as permanent residents.